James Andrew Holmes (1868 - 1946)

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Birth

Death


Melbourne, Australia

Cause of death

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Last Known Residence

Melbourne, Australia

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Family

Father: Holmes Henry Holmes
Mother: Ruth Holmes

Education

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Middle name

Andrew

Surnames

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Gender

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Timeline

1868 - In the year that James Andrew Holmes was born, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1869 - He was merely 1 year old when on February 5th, prospectors in Victoria, Australia, discovered the biggest loose gold nugget ever found. Known as the "Welcome Stranger", it was discovered only 1.2 inches below ground and weighed a whopping 214.1 lbs. It would be worth over $4 million today.

1898 - When he was 30 years old, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1901 - James was 33 years old when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

1946 - In the year of James Andrew Holmes's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Obituary

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James Andrew Holmes died in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at 78 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born in 1868. He was born to Holmes Henry Holmes and Ruth Holmes, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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